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From Felix Schumacher <>
Subject Re: Comparison of menu font sizes
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:02:12 GMT
Am 18.03.2015 um 07:40 schrieb Andrey Pokhilko:
> I will support Sebb here, my experience says that 80% menu font size is
> the best.
> (Although I would totally rework the whole project website to be more
> modern, Bootstrap-based etc).
You can put up a demo. I think the html structure will allow the usage 
of a bootstrap like framework, but you would have to add a few class 

> Andrey Pokhilko
> On 03/17/2015 11:47 PM, sebb wrote:
>> On 17 March 2015 at 05:55, Felix Schumacher
>> <> wrote:
>>> Am 17. März 2015 02:05:45 MEZ, schrieb sebb <>:
>>>> On 16 March 2015 at 20:56, Felix Schumacher
>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>> Am 14.03.2015 um 16:35 schrieb sebb:
>>>>>> I have created some quick test sites to show how the JMeter index
>>>> page
>>>>>> looks with various different menu font sizes.
>>>>>> - original, i.e. 100%
>>>>>> - 90%
>>>>>> - 85%
>>>>>> - 80%
>>>>>> On my desktop, the 80% size is perhaps starting to get a bit too
>>>> small
>>>>>> in comparison with the body text, but 100% is definitely too big.
>>>>> In my version on p.a.o/~fschumacher/jmeter I already set the menu
>>>> font to
>>>>> 90%.
>>>>> What do you want with the smaller versions? In my tests with
>>>> ~1300x800 we
>>>>> only get a line or two more. That could be achieved with less gaps
>>>> between
>>>>> the boxes also.
>>>> It's partly to improve the balance between the sizes so the menu does
>>>> not overpower the body text.
>>>> Also it allows the menu to be narrower leaving more room for body text
>>>> on smaller screens.
>>>> On revisiting the 90% examples I still think that is a bit too big
>>>> compared with the body text.
>>> In my eyes making the menu text smaller is too small. Maybe I have bad sight.
>> The point is that at 90% the menu text still looks bigger than the body text.
>> If you can read the body text, then you should be able to read the menu text.
>> Or maybe the menu text font is not as readable as it should be.
>>>>> We don't have to have boxes around the menu items it was just an
>>>> example.
>>>>> We could even put the menu as a flat one to the top of the page (can
>>>> be seen
>>>>> in my version, if you use a resolution from 600 to 1000 pixel wide.
>>>> That works well for narrower screens; I'm not sure I like it for wider
>>>> screens as one cannot see the second level contents at a glance.
>>> That is why at 1000px (can be adjusted in the media query) the whole menu is
again shown on the left hand side.
>>>>>> It's much the same on a Hudl2 tablet (landscape mode).
>>>>>> If the menu text size can be reduced, then the layout can be
>>>> adjusted
>>>>>> to give more space to the body text. I have not done that in the
>>>>>> samples.
>>>>> If you mean to widen the main text, then I like to point out, that
>>>> wider
>>>>> text lines tend to be harder to read. That is the reason, why I put a
>>>>> max-width of 60em. We could probably add a few em's, if you like. But
>>>> not
>>>>> too much (in my eyes).
>>>> It would help if the design decisions were documented in the CSS file
>>>> as comments.
>>> I will put in a few comments.
>>> Felix
>>>>> Regards
>>>>>   Felix
>>>>>> [Note: the sites only have the index page; I did not copy the other
>>>>>> pages.]

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